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McDonnell Douglas Single Aisles fading fast

It will soon be hard to find one of the classic jetliners flying in the US.  Longtime fan, Allegiant, retired all its "Mad Dogs".  American plans to do the same by year end.  Delta, the airline that loves old planes it can keep flying and disrupting competitors via...

Sukhoi cancelling IranAir order?

Sukhoi is poised to cancel its Superjet order with Iran.  This news follows our recent story about how difficult obtaining and maintaining aircraft is for Iran's airlines with reintroduced US sanctions. ATR managed to deliver within the period in which sanctions were...

The US airline fleet – where are the opportunities for fleet refreshing?

In our previous story, we looked at the big picture of relative fleet size and age.  Now we dig deeper into the age issue and see where there are opportunities for the OEMs to refresh fleets.  This is again becoming a concern as fuel prices have doubled over the past...

Premium 2018.15 – Disappearing Douglas

The Douglas Aircraft Company of Long Beach, California started the business in 1921.  It went to build remarkable aircraft; the DC-3 is certainly a flying legend.  Its commercial props were first-rate and the DC-7C could be argued to be the epitome of the type. ...